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Dope 4th Axis Stabilizer for DJI Osmo Pocket

The Osmo Pocket, like its bigger Osmo brothers and many other gimbals, offers excellent 3-axis stabilisation. One axis that isn’t stabilised is the up-and-down or Z-axis and this can result in footage with a noticeable bounce when walking. Adding a Z-axis, a spring-based system can smooth this

Sony a7 III Internal vs External S-Log Recording Differences

The Sony a7III is a fantastic mirrorless camera with excellent internal recording options. Pair it with an external recorder like the Atomos Ninja V and it becomes even more powerful… but not only that. During testing of the Sony a7III, Gerald Undone noticed some differences between internal

Shooting Slog 2 vs CINE4 on the Sony A7III

Log files are known to offer more flexibility in post-production as the use of a logarithmic compression allows camera makers to squeeze more information inside the same bitrate. These also provide major recovery in the highlights giving you overall a superior dynamic range. But all of this,

Best Export Settings in After Effects CC

Most of the works we do nowadays require a minimum of compositing or visual effects. No doubt the most common software for this kind of job is After Effects. Graphics, animations, it’s a tool good for many tasks, and although the integration between elements of the Adobe

Taking RED Helium 8K Camera Apart?

A RED camera is probably one of the most common items on filmmaker’s wish lists all over the world, and most of them would treasure it as a divine relic, not dreaming in their life to even take out a single screw. But famous YouTuber Linus Sebastian

Three Pro Tips for Better Video Motion Control

Who doesn’t love those steady and slowly moving dolly shots where the camera gently moves around the subject giving motion and energy to an otherwise dull talking head? Absolutely no one, right? Of course, it’s always easier said than done but if you really want to take